Resilience is the capacity to adapt healthfully to moments of stress, loss and upheaval….this moment certainly qualifies. In our conversation we’ll discuss immediate steps to bolster our ability to manage each day and to build in grounded optimism, reducing unnecessary rumination and increasing our inner strength.

Program Faculty


Dr. Maria Sirois is an inspirational speaker, consultant, and licensed psychologist who has worked in the fields of resilience and positive psychology for more than 30 years. As a longstanding faculty member of Wholebeing Institute, she has offered resilience trainings globally for a decade. Her work focuses on the capacity of the human spirit when under chronic stress, during significant transitions, and/or experiencing the shock of wholesale change or loss. Maria is the author of two books, A Short Course in Happiness After Loss and Every Day Counts.